Epworth continues to gather exclusively online for worship, with videos premiering on Facebook, YouTube and this page every Sunday at 10 a.m. 

Order of Service (Bulletin) - Sunday, May 2, 2021

Fifth Sunday after Easter


  • Prelude: "I Want Jesus to Walk with Me" - Rev. Jerry Asheim & Melani Gantes

  • Welcome and Dare to Dance Liturgy - Rev. Kristin Stoneking, Rev. Jerry Asheim & Cathryn Bruno

  • Opening Hymn: "All Creatures of Our God and King" UM Hymnal #62 - Rev. Jerry Asheim & Margot Hanson

  • Invocation - Tamara Bock



  • Scripture Reading: Acts 8:26-39 - Ethan Toven-Lindsey

  • Children's Message: "Dreamers" - Susan Jardin

  • Anthem: "Order My Steps" - Epworth Choir

  • Message: "Guide My Steps and My Understanding" - Rev. Kristin Stoneking



  • Hymn of Response: "Guide My Feet" The Faith We Sing #2208 - Rev. Jerry Asheim & Michael Martin

  • Call for Prayer - Tamara Bock

  • Special Music: “Holy Now" - Judy Kriege, Dianne Rush Woods

  • The Prayer Jesus Taught (Lord's Prayer) - Ethan Toven-Lindsey

  • Sharing Our Resources and our Energy - Rev. Kristin Stoneking

  • Offertory: "He's Got the Whole World In His Hands" by Marian Anderson



  • Prayer of Dedication - Rev. Kristin Stoneking

  • Closing Hymn: “Lead Me, Guide Me" The Faith We Sing #2214 - Rev. Jerry Asheim & Carletta Aston

  • Benediction - Rev. Kristin Stoneking

  • Postlude: "Lord Lead Thou Me On" comp. Langlais - Rev. Jerry Asheim​


Virtual Coffee Hour 

Immediately following online worship, everyone is invited to virtual coffee hour for a time of connection and conversation. Then at 11:45 AM in the same Zoom room, we’ll transition to our community discussion of the book “I’m Black. I’m Christian. I’m Methodist.” RSVP for Zoom Link here.

​Special Thanks To

Preacher: Rev. Kristin Stoneking

Contributors: Rev. Jerry Asheim, Rev. Carletta Aston, Tamara Bock, Cathryn Bruno, 
Melani Gantes, Margot Hanson, Susan Jardin, Judy Kriege, Michael Martin, Ethan Toven-Lindsey, Dianne Rush Woods
Video producer: Tai Jokela
Podcast producer: Ethan Toven-Lindsey
Livestream producer: Merrie Bunt


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"Holy Now" by Peter Mayer, copyright (1999). www.petermayer.net

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